Film Theory: The Matrix has NO ESCAPE

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ShadowkhNinja
1 year ago#1
https://youtu.be/wSVlOAocn8E


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Discuss.
"The more things change, the more they stay the same."
-Snake Plissken-

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ShadowkhNinja
1 year ago#2
Oh and a quote from the comments I found interesting


"Who besides the Machines know? It's certainly not the battery thing, which is an obvious cover story fed to ignorant humans who wouldn't know how flawed the concept is. The real reason could be any number of things, though perhaps it is that the Machines won their conflict with humanity - a conflict that probably was vastly different than what we've been told in any Matrix media - but did not want to exterminate them. According to the Animatrix, the Machines tried to live in peace with humans, but humans kept attacking them. It could be that, with the Machines victorious and the last humans defenseless at their feet, the Machines stayed their hands (or clamps, at is were). They wanted to show humans mercy...but their long conflict had taught them that humans couldn't be trusted. That if allowed to crawl away, humans would find a hole to hide in, breed, and wage war on Machine-kind again. They couldn't be allowed to go free. So a compromise was reached. The Machines put the humans into the Matrix in an attempt to contain them. And to contain them in a "humane" way, where the humans would be allowed to live out lives in a virtual heaven. Unfortunately, the first Matrix - a Paradise where all needs were met and happiness could be assured - was rejected by a species that refused to accept it. The program in charge of designing their containment environment - The Architect - was unhappy that his effort didn't allow him to fulfill his parameters of "Perfection" - creating a world that humans would never want to leave. So he kept trying to develop a Matrix that would keep humanity contained and unlikely to leave. It was only with the Oracle and her intuitive programming that he saw how to work around Humanity's stubborn desire to know the Truth: create a two-tier Matrix. One tier for the majority of humanity, where things were not great but at least had a comfortable level of living conditions for most - and a second tier for those who HAD to escape "the Illusion". It was inelegant. Overly complicated. Left much of the humans within in with less than ideal lives. And required periodic maintenance to keep the humans in the Zion Tier from advancing far enough that they'd realize they were still bound. But it worked, and that was all that mattered. And perhaps the end of the trilogy was what the Machines wanted all along. Zion could now grow and advance enough to poke at the boundaries of their cage and see through the illusion. But only when they'd changed enough that they could make peace with the Machines. When they'd proven to the REAL Machines outside that humans were mature enough to be let out."
"The more things change, the more they stay the same."
-Snake Plissken-

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conduit
1 year ago#3
lol. why do you keep posting this guy's videos? and without even posting your own opinion?



"And perhaps the end of the trilogy was what the Machines wanted all along. Zion could now grow and advance enough to poke at the boundaries of their cage and see through the illusion. But only when they'd changed enough that they could make peace with the Machines. When they'd proven to the REAL Machines outside that humans were mature enough to be let out."

Except that peace didn't occur because humans had "changed" or somehow "proven" they were "mature enough". Peace came about because Neo offered them a simple deal, which was only made possible by the emergence of Smith. Smith unwittingly became the bargaining chip for Neo to save Zion.



"Why would the machines allow Zion to exist?"

Because without it the Matrix would collapse. Zion could easily be culled every once in a while, hardly a big deal to the machines.

"Why would Neo have telekinetic powers in the real world?"

He doesn't have "telekinetic powers", he's hacking into the machines with his mind.

"The prophecy says nothing about him having powers outside the Matrix."

The Prophecy says nothing about the Architect either. As none of Neo's predecessors have ever rejected the Architects proposition there is no way anyone could have known what would happen. Neo is the first One to reject the Architect and return to the real world after having made partial connection with the source.

as for saving Trinity... I don't think she was brain dead, as he claims in his video, it was her heart that had stopped, not her brain.

and the Kid and the Athlete awaking themselves from the Matrix by sheer will or physical exertion are not "movie sins" or "logical errors" as he claims. They're just extremely rare and extraordinary events. Hence being included in the chronicles.

The lines between the Matrix and the real world are supposed to be blurred. Like how Neo "plugs in" to the Matrix without actually plugging in. Like how Smith finds a way to leave the Matrix. None of these things necessarily indicate that Zion is still part of the Matrix, rather they hint at the symbiosis of human and machine intelligence and the similarities between the two.

Also if you like the "virtual world within a virtual world" theme try watching eXistenZ, and The Thirteenth Floor.
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